Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Hampshire Missing Places: The Old Man of the Mountain

  “He the eldest son of Time, has not changed in form or place since the floods retired.  Yet even he shall crumble away. But when the man of granite rock is dissolved, the men of granite soul shall stand … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Fishing, Fisheries and Firsts

“Where, in many straggling group,  Gnarled and crooked willows By a chaffing streamlet stoop, And their yellow branches droop,  Tow’rd its tiny billows; Near the banks are little whirls,–  Whirles of fretted water,– And beneath those rings of pearls  Trout … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Back Stairs: Servants to the Carpenter, Manning, Hoyt, Slayton, Campbell and Jenks Families in 20th Century Manchester

They opened the door to greet visitors. They cooked, served and cleaned up after the daily meals. They tidied the rooms and changed the bed linens. They washed and ironed the family’s clothing. They provided transportation first in horse driven … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Major League Baseball Catcher: Thomas Francis Padden (1908-1973)

A modest base ball field bears his name at Steven’s Pond Park in Manchester, New Hampshire. Reportedly it is the “same field where he learned to play ball.”  At Gill Stadium, a plaque near the entrance bears his name. On … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Run-Aways, Desertions & Elopements of the 18th Century

When we think about ‘Run-Aways’ of colonial times, what first comes to mind is often run-away slaves.  In fact the majority of these ‘errant’ individuals, at least in colonial New Hampshire, were either wives, apprentices or indentured servants. Indentured Servants … Continue reading

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